Welcome to SAM
The Siskiyou Arts Museum is now OPEN in Dunsmuir,Southern Gateway to Siskiyou County, California, USA
SAM’s hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 to 5
On May 10th the Siskiyou Arts Museum in Dunsmuir, California will open a two month retrospective of the work of noted African American artist, Raymond Howell. The works are part of a private collection of Howell patron and long time friend, Thamar Wherrit of Mt. Shasta, CA.
Wherrit followed Howell’s career from the time he left his graphic arts job in the early 1960s to devote full time to his art, until his death in 2002. Her collection includes a number of never before seen Howell works including an early pastel that he intended to destroy, and a portrait of Thamar as a young woman that Howell painted to thank her for her willingness to regularly model for him during his early career.
The retrospective will also include memorabelia, personal notes and photographs gathered during Raymond and Thamar’s long friendship.
The Howell Retrospective at Siskiyou Arts Museum will be open May 10th through July 7th
Gallery hours are 10am to 5pm Thursday through Saturday
The Dunsmuir Gallery space features abstract photography by Jon Rife, assemblages by Rajiv Hotek, watercolor, prints and an encaustic mixed media by Liberty Arts Executive Director Kim Presley and abstracts by Stephanie LaFortune all artists from Yreka.
The Dunsmuir Gift Store is filled with jewelery from Happy Camp artists Richard Kelly, glass from Margaret Britton, Nikolas Allen’s Renegrade Girl line of t-shirts and hoodies, Plus books by local authors Tim Holt, Jim A. Brown and Molly Y. Brown. Dunsmuir painter Penelope Joy is selling painted mugs, teapots and other found objects. Jenny Signor’s photography books and matted prints are available with maps for those want to explore Siskiyou County. We are getting more merchandise in daily so stop by often.
Hundred’s attended the Siskiyou Arts Museum’s Grand Opening, March 8, 2013. Click on this link to read about the Grand Opening article at www.Mt ShastaNews.com